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No One Really Knows

in lots of ways grown-ups can seem very
impressive but there’s a big secret
about them they don’t know everything
usually an adult only knows about a few
things one I don’t mind knowing lot
about trees or car engines but know very
little about how phone really works or
what happened long ago another might
know a lot about books or electricity
but very little but Antarctica a sport
in fact there are lots and lots of
things even quite important things that
no grown-ups know no one really
understands how to make cities very nice
for instance if they did know all the
cities in the world it’d be lovely but
most of them are not no one knows the
best way to run a school that’s why
there are lots of schools in the world
that aren’t very nice and why not every
teacher is wonderful this isn’t because
grown-ups are stupid but because the
problems are so difficult if you want to
see a grown up living confused you could
ask them what time is not what is the
time they’ll probably know that what is
time itself why are some jokes funny
than others or does a dog know that it’s
a dog they just won’t really know no one
knows too well grown-ups disagree about
a lot of things how should the country
be run what should we do about pollution
who should get the biggest salaries you
can yourself have conversations about
these things and it doesn’t matter if
you don’t know for sure because
grown-ups don’t know either grown-ups do
know a lot but and it’s important to
keep reminding yourself of this they’re
often very unsure about a lot of really
important things in their own lives they
can seem very impressive they’ve got a
job they’re married to someone maybe
they’ve gone work trips to other
countries than huge planes but maybe
inside they don’t really know why they
got married to this person maybe would
have been better with someone else they
wonder if they should be doing a
different job
they feel confused but Holly ended up
having to work so hard so much at the
time perhaps they don’t know if this
would be a good time to move house where
it would be good to go on holiday they
feel they have to make a lot of big
decisions but they don’t know if they’re
making the right ones that’s why they
frown a lot and get snappy one day you
will be a grown-up too and the strange
thing is that you won’t feel so very
much different from the way you do now
you’ll still be you though you’ll have
big shoes and we’ll event how to drive a
car and we have to stay up till very
late the veil still be lots of things
you don’t know it’s good to have a
little part of your brain that
constantly keeps in mind there are lots
of important things that grown-ups don’t
know this doesn’t mean that adults are
silly but it’s quite nice to imagine
that you have thinking problems too it
can make some of them seem a little less
frightening it makes you feel a bit
sorry for them it makes you see that
actually you’re not so different and
that you too have things to contribute
we can actually be quite nice to each
other when we realize there were all
faced with similar problems and we can
all have a go at thinking which is what
ends up making the whole world cleverer
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